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A terawatt pulse-power generator with a microsecond plasma-opening switch

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Bugaev, S.P. ; Inst. of High Current Electron., Acad. of Sci., Tomsk, USSR ; Volkov, A.M. ; Iskol'dsky, A.M. ; Kim, Alexander A.
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A review of the first experiments with the GIT-4 generator is given. GIT-4 is based on the results obtained previously on Gamma (1985) and Marina (1986) generators and has operated since December 1986. GIT-4 is designed to test the concept of a terawatt pulsed-power generator based on the direct charging of an inductive storage from a Marx primary store using a plasma-opening switch (POS) at currents up to several mega-amperes. Such generators need a POS with essentially microsecond conduction times. In the experiments reviewed, output powers up to 2.5 TW in the POS region were obtained at current levels up to 1 MA

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Plasma Science, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:18 ,  Issue: 1 )